Many thanks to Lovell Park Hub, who gave us the space, to Leeds Library and University of Leeds students who gave their time for free to enable us to help some of our members learn that new technology is not always as scary as they might think it is – and to have fun!
Often older people can be intimidated by the gadgets that the younger generation take for granted so it has been lovely today to bring the generations together to learn how to get the best out of their i-pads and just maybe open up a whole new world of opportunities!
We are so grateful to everyone who has helped today
A big thank you to Liz Cable and Lorna Burns from Leeds Trinity University who were helping us learn how to make use of our website at the Social Media Surgery last night.
Cherril, the Caring Together Manager, will be retiring next year after an astonishing 20 years at the helm!
So, from today, the search is on to find our next Manager. If you think you, or someone you know, would be ideal for this job then please have a look at all the details on our vacancies page.
Our members of the Computer Group and our volunteers prove that you are never to old (or young) to learn something new.
The group meets every fortnight and the discussions and content of each session are always varied and fun, dependent on their needs. The session yesterday saw them each doing something different from searching for DVD’s, looking for decorators, listening to music from their own collection, and You Tube, sending emails, catching up on the latest news via BBCi player to watching Rugby and East Enders. Some of our members also updated their profiles on Facebook, with another exploring some online dating! Safety is also paramount and something we never take for granted.
You might think this is nothing remarkable and probably for some just an average day but for our group it is remarkable because we have been with them all on their learning journey, from not even knowing how to switch on a computer, to now confidently navigating around their own computers, and the internet, and in some cases helping each other, and us as staff and volunteers too, which is always a delight.
Anyone over 60 and living in the Woodhouse and Little London area wishing to know more about this group or our beginners classes then do get in touch we would love to hear from you.
Our annual sponsored stroll is on Saturday 13th September. A stalwart bunch of Caring Together members,volunteers, staff and supporters take a gentle (or not so gentle) stroll around Woodhouse Moor/Hyde Park to help raise much needed funds for our work with local older people.
We would love you to join us! If you would like to stroll to help a local charity or if you’d like to sponsor one of our strollers, please get in touch in any of the usual ways
Our drop in will not be happening on Monday 25th August because of the Bank Holiday
However we will be back on Monday 8th September, 2pm to 4pm at Little London Community Centre
Anyone over 60 is welcome to call in and see us – ask for advice, find out about Caring Together – or just have a cuppa and a chat!
Caring Together‘s next drop in is at Little London Community Centre on Monday 11th August between 2pm and 4pm.
Call in and see us if you want to find out more about Caring Together, get some advice or just have a cuppa and a chat – there may even be cake!
Don’t forget it is our Annual General Meeting on Friday 15th August 2014!
12 noon at Woodhouse Community Centre
Come along and hear about what has been happening at Caring Together, and get a copy of our Annual Report 2014. Plus a cup of tea and light refreshments after the meeting.
RSVP in the comments below or give us a call (or just turn up on the day)